This fun evening includes live music by Trailer Trash Band, the ever-popular Wall of Wine, and Emily Engberg, our MC and event auctioneer. There is always a very LIVELY live auction and a silent auction with something for everyone from tickets to a sporting event to those for the theater and opera. And as we’re an arts program, there are several works of art available, in addition to an Art by YOU project so you can express your creative side. You’ll enjoy hearty appetizers, desserts and a full cash bar. Read more about Breanna's Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving
Benefits & Fundraisers
Neighbors, families, students, civic leaders, local businesses, congregations, and community organizations come together to share a meal while raising money to help our neighbors in need. Whether you join us as a volunteer or a guest, you're sure to see and meet neighbors and friends, both new and old. Read more about Hopkins Empty Bowls
Join the South Uptown neighborhood at this annual fundraising chili festival. Hot chili and fixings will be served—vegetarian options available—along with drinks and desserts. Bid in the silent auction and get the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. All ages. 612.370.4907 Read more about Chilly Chili Fest
The Minneapolis Polar plunge challenges you to dive into the icy waters of Bde Maka Ska, but the reason will warm your heart. All proceeds raised will go to support Special Olympics Minnesota. All ages. 763.270.7119 Read more about Minneapolis Polar Plunge
Bargain hunters and book lovers take note: Friends of the Excelsior Library will hold a used book sale on March 14 & 16, 2020. Proceeds benefit Excelsior Library. New Friends of the Excelsior Library sign up.
Explore unique holiday shopping while helping a good cause. Shop brands like Minnesota Mall and Northern Glasses to get a head start on this year’s holiday style. Seven percent of sales will be donated to The Reel Hope Project, an advocacy organization for kids awaiting adoption. Read more about MN Christmas Market
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at Union Depot on Tuesday, December 10 for a musical performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or a healthy food donation to benefit local food shelves. Canadian Pacific is committed to raising awareness about filling community food shelves with heart-healthy foods. Read more about Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops at Union Depot
Shop local women makers & boutique owners, plus silent auction and fashion show! This inspiring evening of wine, shopping, and hope will uplift your spirit and kick-off your holiday shopping.
*swag bags (first 20 guests)
WEAR PINK = 1 free entry into the prize drawing
Donation at the door = 2 entries
PLUS, 1 entry into the drawing for each vendor you shop with!
This unique shopping experience encourages guests to shop for the cause. Proceeds go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society of MN. Read more about The Pink Social
- Join us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month as wine expert Noelle Starr guides us around the world as you taste & compare wines from the old world to their California counterpart. Expertly paired with a four-course fall menu created by Chef Zac Soubra, this unique dining experience will be a standout.